Thank you to Judi from Queensland for the following question. As part of first aid training we talk about consent and the need for patients to provide consent (where possible) before first aid is delivered. I understand that consent in not required when the patient is unable to provide this, such as unconsciousness. My question…

  On 31st December 2015 the current Course in First Aid Management of Anaphyalxis (22099VIC)  will expire. This will be replaced with 22300VIC Course in First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis (equivalent). As this is an accredited course and not a unit of competancy, RTOs will need to apply to ASQA to add this on scope…

Thank you to Murray for submitting the following question: I am having some resistance to viewing personal ID at the beginning of class . How and where do we stand legally asking for this info. I believe we should see ID (drivers licence etc) prior to class beginning. Reply by Angela Mcgregor-Goodwin - RTO Consultant Hi Murray, thank you…

Please be advised that the following courses will expire 31/12/2015: 22101VIC Course in Automated External Defibrillation The copyright owners, the Victorian Department of Education and Training, has determined that they will not be re-accrediting this course as the outcomes can be met through the Training Package unit: HLTAID001 Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation Please refer to the…

Thank you to Graham for submitting the following question: When conducting CPR training on an infant manikin we are told we have to have them on a hard surface rather than holding them in our arm, this poses an issue with the angle of the head. It forces the head to lean forward. While administering…
Thank you to Darren for submitting the following question: Is there a legal requirement to provide a hard copy of a statement of attainment or can it simply be an email copy? Reply by Angela McGregor-Goodwin - RTO Consultant Hi Darren, thank you for your question. There is not requirement to provide the qualification or statement of attainment…

I am excited to announce the date for the 2016 National First Aid Trainers Conference. This two day event will take place on 21 & 22 May 2016. Stay tuned for further updates over the coming weeks.

Thank you to Bradley for submitting the following question: Is there required formal training for the use of an AED? Reply by Andy Panes - NIFAT General Manager Hi Bradley, thank you for your question. Students undertaking any of the following units will receive training and assessment in the use of an AED. HLTAID001 – HLTAID007. There are…
Thank you to Sarah for submitting the following question: It is acceptable to have an open book test for a first aid multiple choice assessment? Reply by Angela McGregor - RTO Consulting Hi Sarah, thank you for your question. With assessment, the purpose is to gather evidence of a person’s skills and knowledge.  Could you say that an open…